Author Archives: Sasko Golov

Parliament Adopts Changes to Criminal Code

On Wednesday, Parliament, at a plenary session, adopted the changes to the Criminal Code. Prior to the adoption, there had been a lot of reactions. First, at a committee debate, it was Deputy Justice Minister Viktorija Madic that tried to justify the changes to the Criminal Code. According to unofficial information, Minister Krenar Lloga disagrees with the changes that will ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Mickoski in Interview with Kanal 5

In an interview with Kanal 5 on Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski reiterated his criticism of the authorities over the Oncology Clinic case. As he said, the government that will be led by his party will deal much more seriously with the matter, but also with the Besa Trans, Tetovo hospital fire, and Laskarci cases. “There has to be justice. ...

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Reactions to Oncology Clinic Case Continue

According to VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, the authorities aren’t doing anything to solve the Oncology Clinic case. As he pointed out on Wednesday, the Government is afraid of facing the truth. He suspects that high officials are involved in the case or at are the very least supported those responsible. In response, SDSM said everyone involved would be held to ...

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Charges to Be Filed against 21-Year-Old who Waved Greater Albania Flag

On Wednesday, police said the person waving the Greater Albania flag on 11 August in Tetovo was A.M., a 21-year-old German citizen. In coordination with Tetovo’s Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office, the person will be criminally charged on the basis of Article 319 of the Criminal Code (causing hatred, discord or intolerance on national, racial, religious or any other discriminatory ground). ...

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Armin Laschet Visiting Skopje

The Western Balkans is stuck in the European’s waiting room. The EU should admit it before Ukraine. This message was sent in Skopje on Wednesday by former CDU/CSU leader Armin Laschet. According to him, Euro-scepticism is on the rise in his country, too, while it’s time for Brussels to set new priorities in order for the credibility of the whole ...

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Anti-Discrimination Commission’s Bendevska: ‘Let’s Test the Court’

For the first time in the country’s independence, a state institution, like the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination, is seeking court protection against a state institution, the Education Ministry, as an organ of the Government, in the textbook case. The lawsuit will be submitted as soon as possible to a court, Vesna Bendevska, head of the Commission says. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Asks Questions over CATO System Issue

At a press-conference on Tuesday over the Oncology Clinic case, VMRO-DPMNE Spokesperson Naum Stoilkovski asked whether the CATO system had been disconnected in order for there to be crime with fatal consequences. “The abuse of cytostatics and therapy at the Clinic is a mega-crime with fatal consequences, criminal association for stealing medicines from cancer patients in order for those medicines ...

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Road Conditions 06.09.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on dry roads. At certain roads going through ravines, minor rockslides are possible. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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Parliament to Form Committee of Inquiry over Oncology Clinic Case

Parliament will form a committee of inquiry to determine political accountability for political and health officials over the Oncology Clinic’s work. The proposal was submitted on Tuesday by 20 VMRO-DPMNE MPs. The body will have one month after the end of its work to submit a final report to Parliament. It will be determining whether the patients’ fundamental human rights ...

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Oncology Clinic Case: Auditors Say Vasev had Final Say on Therapy

While the CATO system was locked for years at the Oncology Clinic, then-Director Nino Vasev had final say on which patient would be given the expensive biological therapy because oncologists had to get approval exclusively signed by him, according to auditors from the State Audit Office. As they pointed out on Tuesday, when the procedure is such, there is room ...

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